Stray Thoughts 2019 Volume 2 Spring 2019 Newsletter_Digital - Page 2

Stray Thoughts Spring 2019 Carrera – Continued Also their home has a lot of stairs going in and out and the first floor doesn’t give Carrera much space to maneuver her cart around so she hasn’t been wearing it inside and she can’t build up her strength to use it outside with the family being so busy and with how cold it has been this winter. Carrera has such a strong will to move and succeed. It’s amazing to see her on the go! She has come a long way and we don’t want to give up on this girl! If you or someone you know personally are home more often than not and have the space for Carrera to work on her cart skills inside and out, please contact our Animal Care Manager, Sarah at Carrera is currently living with a cat. She does not seem to enjoy the company of other dogs. She loves all people. Initially it took her a few days to get comfortable with the men in her foster home but now they are best buddies. What Carrera needs most is a family where someone is home most of the day, with no other pets and a spacious first floor so she can use her cart more. WSHS Wish List We want to give Carrera the moon and the stars, but we cannot do it without the help of our generous supporters. If you are not in a position to adopt or foster, please consider making a donation so that we can help animals like Carrera get the care that they need and deserve. Your donation can and does save lives! West Suburban Humane Society • Paper Towels • Laundry Detergent • Bleach • Anti-bacterial hand soap • Dish washing liquid • Food (our animals are on a specific diet: so that we don’t upset their digestive system, we must be specific) Purina One Smartblend Lamb and Rice dog and puppy formulas and Purina One cat and kitten formulas. Any canned cat, dog, kitten and puppy food is fine. • KMR (kitten milk replacement), small baby bottles and nipples • Dog and cat toys (washable and indestructible!) • Cat litter • Stamps (to be used for postage) • Garbage bags (13 & 30 gallon sizes) • 6" paper plates • Stretch and Scratch Pads ( • Lint Traps • Volunteers! • Monetary donations are always appreciated! Board Members: Jennifer Bahlmann, President Jim Ingold, Vice President Christian Ambler, Recording Secretary Cathy Pesavento, Controller/Treasurer Dr. Tim Brandes, Director Dexter Evans, Director Christopher Gorman, Director Brian Liedtke, Director Angela Keate, Director Mark Stromberg, Director Diana Tsai, Director WSHS Staff: Executive Director: Carolyn Mossberger (Ext. 25) Animal Care Manager: Sarah Stromberg (Ext. 23) Night and Weekend Managers: Catherine VanGemmeren, Nanette Delaney, Carol Thygesen, Jill Clavet Animal Care Team: Erica Reh and Vanessa Nelson Adoption Desk Manager: Laney Forman (Ext. 10) Volunteer Coordinator: Heidi Janss (Ext. 45) Events Coordinator: Jill Clavet Humane Education Manager: Doug Grier (Ext. 24) Ways to Give WSHS can accept cash, check, and credit card donations. Copy and paste this link in your browser: This will take you directly to our online donation page. You can choose to make a one-time gift or you can set up a monthly donation. To give a donation in check form, make checks payable to the West Suburban Humane Society and mail it to: West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515 We will send a confirmation of your gift that can be used when filing your taxes.  2